HPV and Anal Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is passed from one person to another during skin-to-skin contact with an infected area of the body. Did you know that HPV can cause more than just cervical cancer? HPV infections can spread to other parts of the body, like the anus. The principal cause of anal cancer is HPV. Very few patients with an anal HPV infection develop anal cancer, but we must still take precautionary measures to prevent both HPV and anal cancer. Lower your chances of contracting HPV by getting your series of HPV shots at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers; and learn more about anal cancer at our 2nd annual Anal Health Symposium on April 19th; register here FREE today:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/philadelphias-2nd-anal-health-symposium-making-your-bottom-a-top-health-priority-registration-55301978707

 

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Karam Mounzer, MD

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